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等离子医学
SJR: 0.278 SNIP: 0.183 CiteScore™: 0.57

ISSN 打印: 1947-5764
ISSN 在线: 1947-5772

等离子医学

DOI: 10.1615/PlasmaMed.2018026881
pages 195-201

The Plasma Treatment Unit: An Attempt to Standardize Cold Plasma Treatment for Defined Biological Effects

Alexander A. Fridman
C&J Nyheim Plasma Institute, Drexel University, Camden, New Jersey 08103
Abraham Lin
University of Antwerp, Department of Chemistry, Antwerp, Belgium
Vandana Miller
C&J Nyheim Plasma Institute, Drexel University, Camden, New Jersey 08103
Sander Bekeschus
Leibniz-Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald), ZIK Plasmatis, Greifswald, Germany
Kristian Wende
Leibniz-Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald), ZIK Plasmatis, Greifswald, Germany
Klaus-Dieter Weltmann
Leibniz-Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP Greifswald), ZIK Plasmatis, Greifswald, Germany

ABSTRACT

Plasma bioscience and medicine are both rapidly growing fields. Their aim is to utilize cold physical plasmas for desired biological outcomes in medicine, biotechnology, agriculture, and general hygienic purposes. Great success has been achieved in many applications with individually designed plasma sources and plasma parameters. Although lab and application-specific tuning of plasmas is a great advantage of this technology, standardized units to define plasma treatments are required to facilitate comparison of the effects found by different researchers who do not use the same plasma sources. By drawing conclusions from over a century of plasma biomedical research, we propose that all researchers adopt the use of a standardized value, the plasma treatment unit (PTU), to describe the biological effects of different cold plasma sources and treatment regimens. It quantifies a key plasma effector in biological systems as an indicator and may provide the foundation for an analogous and clinically relevant unit in the future.


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